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PELHAM OLD HOME DAY: Pelham Center, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, honoring community arts groups including the Pelham High School banc, chorus and art students. Artisan and craft booths, Victor Spaulding Memorial Auction, white elephant sale, raffles, kids' activities, entertainment, food, 5K road race sponsored by Special Olympics. Grand Parade at 3 p.m. Go to


BONE-BUILDERS PROGRAM: Developed in conjunction with Tufts University researchers; free classes held Mondays and Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m., Dracut Council On Aging, 951 Mammoth Road; classes focus on strength training, balance exercises, and education about osteoporosis and fall prevention; registration required; for more information, call Judy at 978-957-2611.


BOY SCOUT TROOP 83: For boys 11-17 who like camping, boating, animal care, hiking, rock climbing, fishing, and a week of summer camp; meet Wednesday nights, 7-8:30, at Christ Church United, 10 Arlington St., Dracut. For more information, email Scoutmaster Grimard,